Your front page article by Jeff Farrell in the Feb. 9 issue was good reporting. I think it presented the facts as a journalist should, and I commend Mr. Farrell for a job well done. In that article, you quoted some commissioners saying they talked with no one for (incorporation). I have talked with numerous voters who are divided into “for” and “against” but mostly “want to hear the whole story.”
Thank you to Jake Old for a lovely article about beautiful Cristin Sutphin (Feb. 23).
Volkswagen labor official (Mr. Osterloh of VW’s work council) threatens action to block further investments in US South. He complained that conservatives stirred up massive anti-union sentiments. He said all options will be examined to introduce a works council at the only VW plant worldwide without a formal worker representation. I say, maybe VW is one who cares about employees and the middle class.
If residents of Seymour are going to make their community into a city, they should do so to gain new services and not out of fear that they could be annexed by Sevierville, Knoxville, or any other place without consent or warning.
Fatal overdose related to opium-based painkillers has spiked across Tennessee in recent years, as have heroin-related deaths in the states bigger cities.
Most teachers choose to enter their profession because they want to make a difference.
Though the national and local economies may not have totally recovered from the recession, Pigeon Forge keeps improving its own financial standing, thanks to increased tourism and thriving business.
Often promised but only occasionally delivered, transparency in government is a great thing.
As the bad weather that rolled through Wednesday morning demonstrated, danger can come quickly to East Tennessee.
Over the past few years, American citizens have repeatedly been reassured by our President and his leadership that “If we like our insurance, we can keep our insurance. If we like our doctor, we can keep our doctor; period.”
Does anyone actually like the spring-forward effect of daylight saving time? Probably not.
I found Sunday’s editorial, “Firm in their faith,” informative. According to a recent poll (conducted by MTSU of 600 Tennessee adults), nearly 80 percent of those responding believe that medical marijuana should be legal in the Volunteer State. Although the scripture was not quoted, I suspect the editorial’s title was a reference to Genesis 1:11.
Common Core is unacceptable. This top-down, bureaucratic takeover of local schools must be stopped.
Q: Do the physicians you know still enjoy being in medicine with all of the changes that are occurring?
With the revelations last year of the federal government’s intrusion into the lives of Americans in the name of national security, something interesting happened.
In spite of a move away from organized religion in much of the country, Tennessee is still firmly evangelical Christian, according to a recent MTSU poll. And that faith shapes the way the state leans on hot-button issues, the finds show.
My brother-in-law, Ronnie Newman, died on Feb. 3. His life insurance policy had not been in effect long enough to pay, and his family was devastated by the cost for his funeral.
Understanding Democrat terminology: Job Lock — A full time job with the benefits that you have had for more than one year and is reasonably secure. Not good.
School systems’ decisions on when to close school for weather events are often roundly criticized.
The litter and trash situation along our county’s byways is unconscionable.
A state debate on the rights of permitted Tennesseans to carry guns in city and municipal parks turned up a notch Thursday.
Last week’s announcement that the long planned archival facility for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park had been approved is great news for fans of the park and local history.
First, Sevierville BOMA (Board of Mayor and Aldermen) decides to add a restaurant tax on the locals. Now they have decided to leave 34,000 citizens out in the cold by dropping the courthouse trolley route.